Orphans

  • Mysore: Two orphans, an Italian couple caught in adoption battle 16-01-2014 08:35 AM

    Bangalore/Mysore: Two brothers, with a tragic past that left them orphaned. They barely remember their how they lost their parents. But today, they dream of a home in Italy. The elder, eight-year-old, hopes to become an engineer, while the younger, six-year-old, dreams of becoming a doctor. But what the future...
  • Orphan, HIV, leprotic parents to get monthly allowance under govt's 'Parvarish' scheme 21-08-2013 03:44 PM

    Seeking to reach out to helpless orphaned children and wards of HIV and leprotic parents, the Bihar government is all set to launch an ambitious welfare programme under which children of such categories would get monthly allowance. The Bihar Cabinet gave its approval to the new scheme named "Parvarish" at...
  • Merchants Chamber of UP to take orphans for chopper ride as part of I-Day celebrations 14-08-2013 04:56 PM

    To mark Independence day celebrations, Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh will take sixty orphan children on a helicopter ride. The children between 5 to 18 years of age will travel in helicopter for about ten minutes. "This initiative aims to provide children from four city orphanages a new experience," Anita...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people 05-08-2013 01:55 AM

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid al-Fitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat al-Fitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families...
  • Teacher rapes orphaned niece for 18 years, gets 10-yr jail 02-08-2013 06:11 PM

    A local court in Ghaziabad has sentenced a teacher to 10 years of imprisonment for raping his orphaned niece for 18 years. Judge Shankar Lal found Mukesh, a teacher in Modinagar, guilty of raping his niece and sentenced him to 10 year imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land 30-07-2013 01:16 PM

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS given land by govt 29-07-2013 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: Five orphans, who were deserted after their parents died after contracting AIDS in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, have been provided a 250 square metre piece of undisputed land to live on. This came after the land they were earlier given by the state administration turned out to be...
  • 30 Minutes: Punjab fights to steer students away from a life of drugs 08-06-2013 09:50 PM

    Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. ...
  • Amritsar: Teacher steers students away from a life of drugs 06-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Amritsar: Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. Barely eight kilometres from the Golden Temple is Makboolpura infamously known as the village of...
  • Orphans to get opportunity to join Indian Army 24-05-2013 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide opportunities to orphan youth to join its ranks, the Indian Army has relaxed its recruitment rules to allow them to join the force. Army Chief General Bikram Singh has taken a decision to relax the rules for recruitment for orphan youth which will help them...
  • Jaipur: 10 more disabled orphans allege sexual abuse 20-05-2013 07:11 PM

    Jaipur: In a shocking case of alleged sexual assault and harassment, 10 more differently-abled girls have revealed they were victim to the abuse. Five people were arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting the orphaned girls at a residential therapy centre in Jaipur. Earlier, the therapy centre's warden, accountant and his...
  • Jharkhand: Eunuch mothers 13 orphans without donations 16-11-2012 08:52 AM

    Bokaro: A eunuch in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, is toiling hard to bring up destitute and orphan kids. She takes care of them till they are married off. Mother to 13 kids so far, she doesn't believe in any grants or awards. Some would say God hasn't been kind to...
  • Bhopal: SOS village a support system for orphans 22-12-2011 09:26 AM

    Bhopal: A unique village provides a strong support system to the orphans in Bhopal. The SOS village is not just a school but also home attracting women from across India to turn caregivers and help the children realise their dreams. Anudeep, abandoned when she was 3 months old, is one...
  • Indian orphans denied US visa: Why is this discrimination? 22-11-2011 11:07 PM

    A Choir group, run by an NGO, has been denied US Visa despite their NGO having an invitation from a US body. ...
  • US denies visa to 8 children for being orphans 22-11-2011 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: Eight young Indians, all orphans and part of a Choir group run by an NGO, have been denied a US Visa despite their NGO having an invitation from a US body. "It means that we are orphans so we can't dream," said an orphan. "We practiced for eight...
  • Japan Quake: searching for the orphans 27-03-2011 04:01 PM

    Sendai: Japanese authorities have launched a massive search for hundreds of orphaned children in Iwate, one of the three northeastern prefectures that suffered maximum deaths in the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The child welfare experts will initially work in groups of three and look for children without...
  • More kids like Chiku abandoned every year 05-01-2011 09:03 AM

    New Delhi: On Monday, CNN-IBN brought the story of six-month old Chiku alias Stephen, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during delivery. His parents abandoned him saying it was the hospital's duty to cure him as they were unable to look after him in his present state. Chiku's case is not...
  • An orphan 30 years ago, woman adopts sick girl 06-09-2010 01:26 PM

    Pune: Thirty years ago an orphan girl Kavita, (now Caroline), was adopted by a Swedish family from Shreevatsa orphanage. Now after thirty years she came to Pune to adopt a baby girl who is a thalassaemia major patient from the same orphanage. Caroline now a nurse in Sweden, came to...
  • Watch: Haitian girl adopted by an American family 25-01-2010 10:57 AM

    The girl was adopted just days before the devastating earthquake in Haiti. ...
  • Orphans mourn as China marks quake anniversary 12-05-2009 12:24 PM

    The 7.9 quake shattered the calm of Sichuan last year. ...
  • Politicians organise Delhi 6 show for orphan kids 25-02-2009 01:57 PM

    Hundred kids of Delhi-based Arya Anathalaya went for the show. ...
  • Zindagi Live: Saluting self-made bravehearts 17-11-2008 12:15 AM

    They were all brought up in orphanages and made it on their own. ...
  • Indonesian couples cut costs, send kids to orphanage 25-06-2008 01:07 PM

    Chennai: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni erred in his decision after winning the toss, and said the entire team was surprised when the Indian skipper decided to bowl first in the second Twenty20 game at a relatively slow Chepauk pitch here. Honestly, India's decision to field...
  • Kochi auto driver on mission to rescue orphans 10-05-2008 04:31 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore Monday said that he favours having separate players for the three different formats of the sport. Whatmore also said in an interview given to Geo News channel that he was ready to face the challenges in the coming days. Personally I am in favor of...
  • Hospital adopts disabled kid shunned by society 16-04-2008 02:33 AM

    Australia are just 4 wickets away from winning the fourth Test against India at the Adelaide Oval and clinch the series 4-0. ...
  • Orphans in J&K take to theatre to overcome fear 02-03-2008 03:03 PM

    Chennai: The Cape Cobras will present exciting cricket in the Champions League T20 if one were to go by Andrew Puttick's statements here on Thursday. The Cobras, having won the South African T20 championship, are obviously on a high and the 30-year old stumper reflected that when he said: "We...